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    I'm stuck on these two questions:

    Q) Explain how interatomic forces arise in a sample of the noble gas neon.

    Ans) Fluctuations in the atom's...


    Q) In a sample of hydrogen chloride gas, which of the following, per mole, is the strongest?
    a. London forces
    b. Permanent dipole-dipole forces
    c. Covalent Bonds
    d. Ionic bonds


    If you could explain why that would also help
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    Q1) The van der Waals forces occur when electrons are moving from one side of the molecule to the other, forming temporary fluctuating van der Waals forces

    Q2) The answer is C
    It's not A because London forces are the weakest intermolecular force
    It's not B because even though that is the strongest intermolecular force it has, it is still weaker than an ionic or covalent bond.
    It's not D because HCl's bonding is predominantly covalent

    Hope this helps
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    Just avoid using the term 'van der Waals'.
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    My teachers were fine with it and so was my exam board as far as I know (AQA). Might be different with different exam boards and stuff though so don't take my word for it
    (Original post by Pigster)
    Just avoid using the term 'van der Waals'.
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    (Original post by heyitsbeth123)
    Q1) The van der Waals forces occur when electrons are moving from one side of the molecule to the other, forming temporary fluctuating van der Waals forces

    Q2) The answer is C
    It's not A because London forces are the weakest intermolecular force
    It's not B because even though that is the strongest intermolecular force it has, it is still weaker than an ionic or covalent bond.
    It's not D because HCl's bonding is predominantly covalent

    Hope this helps
    Thank youu
 
 
 
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